Ohio Social
Studies Signal

Ohio Social
Studies Signal

Updates from the Ohio Department of Education

2/5/2019

February is African American History Month

African American History Month is recognized in February. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. Find more resources at the end of this newsletter.
 

A special opportunity to teach in Taiwan

Ohio teachers have an opportunity to spend a year living and teaching English in Taiwan through a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan’s Ministry of Education. New and experienced elementary and middle school teachers may apply to take part in the Teaching in Taiwan program for the 2019-2020 school year. The deadline for applying is Friday, April 5. For more information, visit the Teaching in Taiwan webpage or contact Dwight Groce at dwight.groce@education.ohio.gov.
 

Marginalization of Social Studies graphic supports importance of elementary social studies

The Marginalization of Social Studies graphic provides support on the importance of teaching social studies, especially in the elementary grades. It is a product of the Social Studies Collaborative of which the Ohio Department of Education is a part. The National Council for the Social Studies’ Powerful, Purposeful Pedagogy in Elementary School Social Studies states that “Social studies at the elementary level should provide students with purposeful and meaningful learning experiences that are challenging, of high quality, developmentally appropriate, and reflective of contemporary social and diverse global realities.”